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Singaporean in the running to be the next Changi Millionaire

Press Release   •   Oct 16, 2012 08:00 SGT

SINGAPORE, 16 October 2012 – The fourth lucky shopper to emerge as a finalist for Changi Airport’s ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ Draw in 2012 is a Singaporean.  Mr Peh Hock Peng, a business development director of an intellectual property firm, shopped at Changi Airport in August before departing for a business trip.  The 45-year-old is the first Singaporean to qualify for the finals of the current ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ Draw.

 Before boarding his Singapore Airlines flight to Chennai, India, on 13 August, Mr Peh visited the Perfumes and Cosmetics store at Terminal 2’s Departure Transit Mall, where he bought S$210 worth of cosmetics for his wife.  As a result of this purchase, Mr Peh now stands a one-in-six chance of winning S$1 million in the Millionaire Grand Draw to be held next January.

 “I am excited and nervous, and just trying to keep my calm,” said Mr Peh, who first received news of his win over the phone, halfway through a game of golf in Shanghai.  A frequent traveller who jet sets around the Asia Pacific region for work at least once a month, Mr Peh is a loyal shopper of Changi Airport. 

 Before departing, he usually makes it a point to go shopping at Changi’s Departure Transit Malls.  “Changi Airport has a wide range of products for every customer and you are sure to find something that you want or like.  Prices are cheaper and most importantly, we don’t have to pay GST, which translates to savings. I usually buy beauty products for my wife and gifts for my customers.  Sometimes, I also get unique toys for my kids, as well as chocolates and sweets for them,” said the father of two boys, aged 8 and 11.

Not one to take part in lucky draws usually, Mr Peh is still in a state of disbelief about his incredible stroke of luck this time.  While he has shared the good news with his wife, he intends to keep the suspense from his children until the big day.  “No celebrations yet. I try not to think about the draw and just carry on with my life as per normal.  I still cannot believe that I have a shot at this draw!” he said.

Asked to share his plans for the fortune if he does win the grand prize, Mr Peh’s policy is not to count his chickens before they are hatched.  “I will only decide on this if I do win the one million dollars.  I won’t be making plans yet, to prevent being disappointed.  Whatever happens on that day will be a bonus!” 

 Prior to Mr Peh, the first three finalists for ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ 2012 were from China.  At the Grand Draw in January 2013, a total of six finalists will gather at Changi Airport for an exciting finale to determine which one of them will win S$1 million.  Organised by Changi Airport Group, ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ has made two lucky shoppers at Changi Airport overnight millionaires since the promotion’s debut in 2010. 

 During the six-month ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ promotion in 2012, which runs from 12 May to 11 November 2012, one finalist is drawn each month for participation in the Grand Draw.  Each finalist wins a cash prize of S$5,000 each[1], with return airfare to Singapore (for non-Singapore residents) plus a two-night hotel stay.  For more details of ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’, please visit www.changiairport.com/millionaire.

[1] Five finalists will get S$5,000 while one wins the grand prize of S$1 million

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009.  As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. Through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, the Group invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.

Changi Airport (www.changiairport.com) is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 400 accolades since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 330 retail stores and 120 F&B outlets across the airport's three terminals.  Changi handled more than 46 million passenger movements in 2011, an annual record.  Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 220 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide.  A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.